Training course on population at Aden university [Archives:2004/759/Local News]

August 29 2004

A training course on population culture and gender was started Sunday 25th July at the Woman Training and Research Center, Aden University.
The course is attended by 40 participants from different primary and secondary education schools.
They receive lectures on the role of teachers and students in preserving a sound school environment, the school role in raising student's environmental awareness, and defining the effect of frequent pregnancies on mothers health and its impact on the family's economy, as well as the Islamic view on family planning.
The course will inform the participants of the Arab woman's situation and political participation, and define gender and international pro-woman conventions, besides addressing the role of teachers and students in embodying the gender concepts in curricula and methods of teaching.
Dr. Yahya Al-Shua'aibi, Aden Governor, gave a speech on the occasion, expressing his happiness at holding the course, which intends to develop communicative knowledge and skills of the participants in order to spread population awareness which is strongly entwined with development.
He emphasized the importance of sensing population problems, and the cooperation of the society to achieve real human development. “To do that, we should mobilize all official functions, NGOs, and local councils to cope with the population crisis in Yemen by showing people the significance of family planning to reduce the 3.7% growth rate, one of the highest in the world,” added the governor.
Speeches were delivered by Dr. Abdul-Karim Ras'e, Rector of Aden University, Dr. Rakhsanah Ismail, Director of Women's Center for Research and Training, and Khadija Qasim, director of inspection government in the Aden Education Office.
The political leadership is concerned with the population issue and the social behavior because they affect the comprehensive development, they said, emphasizing the significant role of the school to implement the national education and training strategy along with that of population.